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Devil Rays 7, Orioles 4

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jonny Gomes helped the Tampa Bay Devil Rays overcome several missed opportunities.

Gomes hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning, leading the Devil Rays to a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

"I've had that situation a million times in the streets and back home in the back yard," Gomes said. "There are so many at-bats in a year, but there are just a few at-bats you'll never forget for the rest of your life.

"Your first grand slam, you have in the bottom of the eighth and win the game. You never forget something like that."

Tomas Perez opened the eighth with a single off Sendy Rleal (0-1) and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Joey Gathright. Damon Hollins' single put runners on first and third before Russell Branyan reached to load the bases when Rleal was charged with an error for misplaying his bunt.

Gomes then sent a 1-1 pitch into the left field stands for a 7-3 lead.

"I felt good about Jonny on that at-bat," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "He had a look on him. I just thought their pitcher was the kind of guy I thought he might be able to get."

Ty Wigginton homered for the second straight game, hitting a two-run shot off Orioles reliever John Halama to tie the score 3-all in the seventh.

Kevin Millar homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Orioles. He put Baltimore ahead 2-0 with a two-run shot in the second and added a solo homer in the ninth.

Shawn Camp (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win. After giving up Millar's second homer, he walked Jeff Conine and was replaced by Dan Miceli. The veteran right-hander walked Nick Markakis before getting Brian Roberts on a fly ball to left field and Luis Matos on a fielder's choice to pick up his third save.

Jay Gibbons extended the Orioles lead to 3-1 with a run-scoring single in the sixth, giving him eight RBI in five games against Tampa Bay this season.

Baltimore starter Daniel Cabrera gave up only one run and three hits in five innings. He also had three wild pitches and walked a career-high nine. The right-hander struck out 10, one short of his career best.

"He showed signs of being outstanding and then turn around and couldn't find the plate," Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said. "10 strikeouts, nine walks, pretty amazing."

Cabrera struck out four of his first five batters before struggling with his control for the second consecutive start. He walked four of five during one stretch, and also had a wild pitch that allowed Gathright to score from third to make it 2-1 in the third.

Cabrera lasted 1 1/3 innings in his first start last Friday, giving up seven runs, three hits and seven walks in a 14-8 loss to Boston.

"I have confidence in myself," Cabrera said. "Every pitch I make, I try to do the best I can. If you don't have good location, what can I do?"

Tampa Bay loaded the bases -- on a single and two walks -- with two outs in the fourth and fifth, but failed to score both times. Branyan struck out to end the fourth, while Perez flew out one inning later.

Devil Rays left fielder Carl Crawford was ejected in the sixth after he grounded out. His hat wound up onto field while he was in the dugout.

"I was just mad that I got out," Crawford said. "I had my helmet and my hat in one hand and I kind of slung both of them not knowing that my hat was going to go out on the field. I definitely didn't do it intentionally. I'm not that stupid to throw my stuff on the field."

Tampa Bay's Casey Fossum allowed three runs and four hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked four.

"That was really a bizarre ballgame, absoultely" Maddon said.

Notes

Tampa Bay 3B Aubrey Huff was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. He might miss four to six weeks. ... Orioles C Javy Lopez, bothered by a bruised thumb and sore forearm, was out of the starting lineup. ... Devil Rays 2B Jorge Cantu (bruised left foot) might start Thursday for the first time since getting hurt last Friday. ... Baltimore OF David Newhan underwent treatment for a sore finger on his throwing hand.

 
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Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

J. Gomes
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 4
Baltimore

K. Millar
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 3
 
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B3000202
Luis Matos, CF5000016
Melvin Mora, 3B3110101
Miguel Tejada, SS4000013
Jay Gibbons, RF4121000
Ramon Hernandez, C3000101
Kevin Millar, DH4223001
Jeff Conine, 1B3000100
Nick Markakis, LF3000110
Totals324546314 
Batting
2B - Melvin Mora (, Fossum), Jay Gibbons (, Fossum)
HR - Kevin Millar 2 (, Fossum, Camp)
RBI - Jay Gibbons (), Kevin Millar 3 ()
2-OUT RBI - Jay Gibbons ()
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - B. Roberts-Tejada-Conine
E - Sendy Rleal (, Wild throw)
Baltimore Orioles
Daniel Cabrera 53119100
John Halama (BS,) 1.1222111
LaTroy Hawkins 0.2100000
Sendy Rleal (L,-) 0.1343001
Chris Britton 0.2000110
WP - Daniel Cabrera 3 ()
Pitches-Strikes - Daniel Cabrera 117-57, John Halama 22-13, LaTroy Hawkins 7-5, Sendy Rleal 19-12, Chris Britton 18-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daniel Cabrera 1-3, John Halama 2-0, LaTroy Hawkins 1-0, Sendy Rleal 2-0
Batters Faced - Daniel Cabrera 26, John Halama 6, LaTroy Hawkins 2, Sendy Rleal 5, Chris Britton 3
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Carl Crawford, LF-DH3000121
    Damon Hollins, LF1110000
Russell Branyan, RF3100133
Jonny Gomes, DH2114310
Travis Lee, 1B4130100
Ty Wigginton, 3B4112125
Toby Hall, C4020113
Nick Green, SS3000123
Tomas Perez, 2B4110014
Joey Gathright, CF1100200
Totals29796111219 
Batting
HR - Jonny Gomes (, Rleal), Ty Wigginton (, Halama)
SH - Russell Branyan (), Joey Gathright ()
RBI - Jonny Gomes 4 (), Ty Wigginton 2 ()
SB - Joey Gathright (, 2nd base off Cabrera/Hernandez)
CS - Jonny Gomes (, 2nd base by Halama/Hernandez), Travis Lee (, 2nd base by Cabrera/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Russell Branyan 1
E - Ty Wigginton (, misplayed grounder)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Casey Fossum 7433431
Shawn Camp (W,-) 1.1111101
Dan Miceli (S,) 0.2000100
WP - Casey Fossum ()
Pitches-Strikes - Casey Fossum 107-60, Shawn Camp 18-9, Dan Miceli 9-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Fossum 14-4, Shawn Camp 2-2, Dan Miceli 1-1
Batters Faced - Casey Fossum 29, Shawn Camp 6, Dan Miceli 3
Game Information
Attendance - 10707
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Larry Poncino, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Gary Darling